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Regional Financial Integration

Beirut, Lebanon

The Expert Group Meeting on Regional Financial Integration aims to tackle the opportunities and challenges of deeper financial integration in the Arab region against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving regional financial landscape.  The meeting will focus on various issues related to financial integration including: assessing the degree of integration among banking  sectors among Arab countries themselves and with other regions, the identification of the main regulations and barriers that contributed to the poor level of financial integration in the region, and define new areas for future research.